Hey didja hear that Lindsay Lohan will be playing Elizabeth Taylor for a Lifetime movie? No, that isn't the set-up to a punchline; it's an actual fact. I just wrote about it a little bit over at The Film Experience, so go check that out.
Leaving the Lindsay issue aside, it reminded me that I watched Cleopatra for the first time a couple of weeks ago - have any of you ever sat through the whole thing? I was in the perfect mood for it (i.e. I wanted to turn off my brain and stare at gaudiness for four hours) so I enjoyed it for the most part. There are moments of true spectacle therein that our CG'd up crowds of today can't even come close to replicating, that's for sure. Plus Liz has some truly magnificent décolletage. Richard Burton's chicken legs left something to be desired in those man miniskirts though.